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How Prostitution Penalties are Decided – and How to Fight Back
How Prostitution Penalties are Decided – and How to Fight Back
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So you’ve been charged with prostitution or solicitation charges in Minnesota. What do you do to create the best defense?

 

In a previous blog post, we laid out the basic charges and penalties for soliciting a prostitute in Minnesota. If you want to better understand what you are facing, checking it out may clear a few things up for you.

 

But what about when your specific circumstances lead to you facing additional penalties? How does that impact


Who Is affected by Prostitution Laws in Minnesota?
Who Is affected by Prostitution Laws in Minnesota?
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Sex trafficking is a serious crime, with the possibility of several different parties being involved.

 

In many prostitution cases, the legal line between “victim” and “criminal” is blurry. Some prostitutes claim the job is a choice, some have been forced into the world of sex trafficking, and some are too young to know the difference.

 

So who is criminalized in Minnesota? Who will be affected when a sex trafficking ring is busted?

 

Prostitutes. It’s estimated that between


Understanding Solicitation Charges in Minnesota
Understanding Solicitation Charges in Minnesota
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Prostitution is illegal in the United States except for 8 counties in Nevada. And even in those 8 counties, prostitution is only legal inside 28 approved brothels. Outside of those brothels, though, prostitution is against the law. Including here in Minnesota.

 

So if you allegedly try to seek the services of a prostitute, you can be arrested for the crime of solicitation.

 

Interestingly, although solicitation most commonly refers to prostitution, you can also be charged with


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